The rate of small business startups in Canada has declined by almost 13 per cent since the early 2000s.
The share of Canadians between the ages of 30 and 39 has declined 16.6 per cent since the 1980s.
Foreign direct investment in Canada has dropped 56 per cent since 2013.
Vancouver, along with dozens of other cities, is trying to attract Amazon’s second North American headquarters.
Deficits and debt, uncompetitive personal income tax rates, and the decline in business start-ups.
A number of prominent Canadians, including Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, have raised concerns about the state of business start-ups and entrepreneurship in Canada. There is no question that entrepreneurship is critical to a well-functioning, prosperous economy.